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RE: night blooming cereus


Marge, after reviewing our pictures it appears that we got blooms this
year on both old and new growth.  The first bloom appears to have been
mainly on new growth, the second on both old and new.

Lynda
Zone 7 - West TN

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Richard T. Apking
Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2003 9:55 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] night blooming cereus


Thanks Marge for the info, although it wasn't what I'd hoped.  Rich in
Z-5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2003 12:47 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] night blooming cereus


> Well, I'm so glad you-all have enjoyed those pix...thanks!'
> 
> Richard, they don't tolerate temperatures below 35F without damage, so

> would be a houseplant for you, as it is for me...it just lives outside

> on the deck in summer.
> 
> I am jealous, Lynda, of all the blooms you get on yours, but think I 
> have discovered 2 reasons why mine has not produced many over the 
> years - the first being that I've been cutting back the new growth to 
> control size and the 2nd being that I haven't watered it enough in 
> summer - thinking it was a cactus, it didn't dawn on me that it wanted

> water:-)  I have found that they really like water in summer and think

> our incredible rain this year is what has encouraged mine to be more 
> generous with flowers.
> 
> Now, a friend who grows them said they flower on new growth, but this 
> web site says old growth...what do you find, Lynda?  Frankly, I've 
> never been able to tell on my plants.
> 
> http://www.washjeff.edu/greenhouse/Eoxypetalum/#culture
> 
> This site will also show everyone who has not seen one of these what 
> the plant looks like - I note that the photos show neat staking - 
> think I shall have to do this as unstaked the stems go everywhere like

> a Medusa, which is why I've always whacked the longest and most unruly

> ones off when bringing it in for winter - so I could get the dad 
> blamed thing back in the house!
> 
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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